May 25, 2021
Mr. Julien Billot is CEO of Scale AI, Canada’s artificial intelligence supercluster dedicated to building the next-generation supply chain and boosting industry performance by leveraging AI technologies. He is also an adjunct professor of HEC Montréal and the Montréal lead for two transformational programs aiming to launch and grow startups in artificial intelligence leveraging Montréal tech and business ecosystem, NextAI and the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). He also serves as a director at various companies and non-profit organizations. He has extensive experience in the marketing, media and mobile industries, with a track record of successfully executing print to digital business transformations.
Until recently, Mr. Billot was President and Chief Executive Officer of Yellow Pages Group Corporation in Montréal, Quebec. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Head of Media and Member of the Executive Committee of Solocal Group (formerly PagesJaunes Groupe), the publicly traded and incumbent local search business in France. His earlier experiences include serving as CEO of the digital and new business group of Lagardère Active, a multimedia branch of Lagardère Group and 13 years in senior management positions at France Telecom, notably as Chief Marketing Officer for Orange, the company’s mobile subsidiary.
Mr. Billot is also Chairman of Montréal-based company DistrictM. Mr. Billot is a graduate of École Polytechnique (Paris) and from Telecom ParisTech. He holds a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Industrial Economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine.